Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Goalie scores game winning goal

Thursday night the Nashville Predators faced off against the Chicago Blackhawks little did we know that it would be a goalie that scores the game winning goal.

Pekka Rinne scored a wonder goal from behind his own net, the first goalie goal since Phoenix Coyotes netminder Mike Smith did back in October 2013.

Predators Goalie Rinne Scores.

Predators Goalie Rinne Scores.

No one would ever have guessed that Rinne would score the wondergoal into a empty net to lead the Preds to a 5-2 victory over the Blackhawks.
After deflecting a dump-in with his pad, Rinne shot the puck from behind his net towards Chicago’s empty goal. After several fortunate bounces, the puck slid into the net, sending the Predators into a jubilant celebration that included lots of laughing.

Pekka Rinne post game interview.

“Pretty unbelievable, not going to lie,” Rinne said. I was like a little kid, obviously never scored a goal before so it was for sure a special thing. I like to handle the puck so I’ve always dreamed of scoring a goal. Finally, it happens. I can check that box.”

“Sometimes when I just fool around,” Rinne said. “But yeah, I mean, if there’s a situation like tonight: two-goal lead, puck comes to me, it’s flat on the ice. I’ll give it a shot. That was for sure special.”


Pekka Rinne is the first goaltender in six seasons to score and the 12th all-time.
The list of names includes:
Billy Smith, Ron Hextall, Martin Brodeur, Cam Ward, Chris Mason, Mike Smith, Mika Noronen, Evgeni Nabokov, Damian Rhodes and Chris Osgood.
Rinne and Chris Mason are the only Preds goalies in franchise history to score.

It was a wonderful goal that was accurately shot Rinne knew exactly what he as going to do when he seen his opportunity to get the shot off and left the Blackhawks D men bewillderd to score the first goalie goal since 2013. Its always nice to see a goalie that scores the game winning goal.

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Leigh Astill
Leigh Astill is a 33 year old NHL fanatic, New York Rangers fan since 1996. NFL-Los Angeles Rams NBA-Toronto Raptors MLB-Chicago Cubs Football-Wigan Athletic AFL-West Coast Eagles OHL-Peterborough Pete's

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